Buttons (Google eBook)
Buttons have been made from almost every known material. Their study provides insight into fashion trends, the clothing industry and social history in general. This book introduces an array of these treasures from the past, to show the variety of materials and the intricate design and workmanship incorporated in the making of the button.
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Art Deco Art Nouveau style back mark Bakelite Bimini Birmingham black glass bone Bottom row brass buttonmaking Buttons designed celluloid centre button Ceramic buttons cinnabar Clear glass colour copper cut steel decorative buttons disc domed dress early twentieth centuries eighteenth century Eighteenthcentury dandy button enamel buttons fashion gemstone Gentlemen’s waistcoat buttons glass buttons glass centre gold Grand Tour grey pearl Hallmarked handpainted hardstones industrial revolution inlaid intaglio Inthe nineteenth century known by collectors layer left and right left to right manmade plastics marcasite Market Harborough metal back metal buttons metal loop shank metal shank Middle row mounted leather natural plastic nineteenth and twentiethcentury original sales card Oxfordshire papier mâché pin shank pressed glass Queen Victoria resembling reversepainted Satsuma selection of twentiethcentury selfshank set in silver sewthrough buttons Silver Buttons stamped studs thenineteenth Top row Treble Standard twentieth century twentieth century buttons vegetable ivory buttons white glass women’s clothing wooden mould